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Ever wonder what it is you were meant to do in life? Ask yourself, "What is my purpose?" For years, I have asked myself the same thing despite the fact that it was staring me in the face. While enjoying a solo hike I started thinking about my careers in traditional K-12 and outdoor education, my DIY projects, my personal adventures, and my strong desire to help others. It all points toward education and the yearning to "pay it forward". The goal of this blog is to provide content for a variety of audiences. I hope that you will enjoy and find the posts useful. - Brigitte Denton (BLE Founder)
Below is a list of resources I utilize to stay on top of the wildfires in the Sierra. I encourage all readers to learn how to utilize these resources as part of your wildfire preparedness planning. Wildland Fire Information Inciweb
Resources for online learning resources including recommendations from my colleagues. Resources are categorized by general topic and cover a range of age groups (preschool thru college).
The purpose of writing this story is to pass along the insights I picked up during this journey, share how it is helping me now, and offer a few reflection exercises; each with the intent to help guide readers toward strategies that will help them through this pandemic. Some may wish to read the entire article while others may choose to scroll through and solely take advantage of the reflection exercises.
A review of how are #socialdistancing in wild places posts impacting rural mountain towns and what we can do combat the negative impacts.
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What Students and Clients Say
Brigitte was very approachable yet professional. She has a great balance in her teaching that brings both hard work and “getting down to business” along with engagement and fun. I was kind of dreading this course before it started, but it ended up being extremely valuable and interesting thanks to her instruction. I definitely met my learning goals and feel far more confident in my skills and decisions. Thanks for leading this process!
Thank you so much for sharing your time and talents with us. We are so grateful for all the effort you put into making our training so special.
Brigitte, you are an amazing teacher. If you are talking, I am totally engaged. Being in the outdoor Ed/guiding field, you are a huge role model for me. It was very helpful when you would stay after class and answer extra questions we couldn’t squeeze into the day. Also, your ability to debrief is phenomenal. That’s not always an easy thing to do, but your questions did a great job at opening up an engaging discussion. Not only were your lectures really interesting, but you did a great job at te… Read more
Thank you for an excellent week! You pushed us, but you were supportive and engaging throughout, and you made it fun. You are an excellent instructor and are clearly in a “good fit” field of work. I am so impressed by your abilities to draw students in and to move different-level students up at their own pace!
The course pushed me to challenge myself but in a way where I felt comfortable doing so.
Thank you for being such an incredible facilitator, teacher, and example for making a difference in this world. You will never know how far the ripples of your mission extend. I am so grateful!
Over the span of three decades of kicking ass and forgetting names in the wilds of the west I have taken a lot of first aid courses. Advanced 1st aid, Wilderness 1st responder, EMT, Wilderness EMT, and the odd accompanying refresher courses. None were as good as the Wilderness 1st Responder course I took with Brigitte and Dan last week. Brigitte is a dynamo of educational prowess and bonafide mountain star…
The WFR course is real life, real situational awareness, and skills. It helps you be more aware of your surroundings and increases self awareness and your ability to handle stress under pressure.
I felt very supported in the learning environment by both the course structure & my instructor. The combination of classroom setting and hands-on learning were very effective. I felt that the timeline and time management of the course were challenging yet conducive to student success.
This is the best outdoor ed. course I have even taken (AMGA SPI Course 3-Day, 30 Day NOLS Rock & River, 5 Day Guide School, SWR-1, PMBIA Level 1). I not only learned more, but feel more confident about what I learned. Strong focus on the power of learning from our mistakes.